The Linc Hand Scholarship for 2013 Awarded to Alexis Gravlee
Last year veteran Hollywood actor and graduate of Corner High School in Dora, Alabama, Linc Hand established a scholarship fund to help aspiring actors at his alma mater. The CORNER THEATRE Academy within the school helps prepare talented students for professional careers both in and out of the acting world.
Linc Hand a young, talented actor has guest starred in various television shows including Justified, 90210, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Prime Suspect, True Blood, Southland and more. He also appeared as Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Fritz Ostermueller in the movie “42” about Jackie Robinson’s first year in major league baseball.
His love of sports and his athletic talent drew the attention early on of a local modeling scout who cast Linc in local as well as national print ads. He later headed west to Hollywood where he began studying under legendary acting coach, Howard Fine.
Linc’s talents have been recognized by television executives and he is a favorite among television producers in guest appearances. Linc is also the Audience Producer and a recurring skit performer for ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Linc is very proud to have a scholarship for acting in his name from his hometown Corner High School to help benefit young actors and actresses. Linc says, “Dreams can come true if you find a way to do hard things.” Linc is also an alumnus of University of North Alabama.
The first recipient of the Linc Hand Scholarship is Alexis Gravlee. Mike Putnam theProducer and Director of the CORNER THEATRE Academy said, “Alexis has a real passion for the arts, and it’s not just a high school gig for her. She’ll be in it for the rest of her life. She is directing the children’s theatre show this year, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Mike continued, “Her strong work ethic will take her far, and she plans on applying the scholarship funds to pay for a portion of her college tuition.” Alexis starred as Kaye in the CORNER THEATRE Academy production of “The Taffettas” last fall. She is the redhead in this photo.
Visit http://www.cornertheatre.org for more information. Also as an active member of the Board of the Edie Hand Foundation, Linc Hand is part of the team that helps provide funds and other resources to benefit The Children’s of Alabama and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The Foundation also implements the “You Pave the Way” program to educate and empower at risk kids and women. We invite you to visit these websites for more information. www.ediehandfoundation.org and www.youpavetheway.com
For additional information please contact Edie Hand at: PHONE:(205) 960-1345